The Archdiocese of Ohrid



The Archdiocese of OhridThe Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid is an autonomous Eastern Orthodox archdiocese in the Republic of Macedonia under the jurisdiction of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
The Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid was established in 2002 in opposition to the Macedonian Orthodox Church (MOC), which had had a similar relationship with the Serbian Orthodox Church prior to 1967, when it unilaterally declared itself autocephalous.

The Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric has been refused registration by the Macedonian State Religion Commission on the grounds that one group may be registered for each confession and that the name was not sufficiently distinct from that of the Macedonian Orthodox Church.

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Macedonian Orthodox Church is recognized by the State Religion Commission but not by any other Orthodox churches, which consider its unilateral 1967 declaration of autocephaly a breach of canon law.
On May 24, 2005, during the Feast of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church granted autonomy to the archdiocese.
The Archdiocese of Ohrid is in full communion with other Orthodox churches, but its autonomy is currently not recognized in international Orthodox gatherings.

Current Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje is Jovan VI (Vraniskovski).

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